Professor Mike Chubb, Kudan, AJI & Shoshin-Ryu.
Mike Chubb began jujitsu training in Los Angeles in the 1950's under Prof. William Randle. After earning his Black Belt, he assisted Prof. Randle at various YMCA's, and eventually began teaching his own classes in both at the Downey YMCA.
In 1974, Mike began a commercial dojo in Orange County, California, along with teaching college classes at a local community college. From here came a core of instructors who would themselves start highly successful schools of their own. As new schools spun off from the central dojo, Shoshin Ryu, a need for teachnical and administrative support became apparent and Shoshin Ryu was re-named Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai in 1987.
In 1990, Mike Chubb brought to fruition an idea to bring all of the major Danzan Ryu organizations together under one roof, something which had not been formally done since the death of Professor Okazaki. Ohana '90, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Founder of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, was held in Orange County, hosted by Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai, and attended by all of the major organizations in friendship and "kokua." The project was so successful that the organizations deigned that an "Ohana" (meaning, "family") should be held every two years. He was awarded his Hachidan at the 1994 Ohana in Las Vegas. He is now ranked at Kudan, or 9th degree black belt.
Prof. Mike Chubb presently lives in Boulder City, Nevada.
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